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DIY Teacup Candles

‘Tis the season of giving and there’s nothing better than a handmade, homemade gift.  These cute candles started off as adorable vintage teacups and saucers and are now one-of-a-kind pepperminty…

Kids’ Picture Frame Towel Hooks

I’m all about buying used stuff for cheap rather than going out and buying something new that serves the same purpose.  These towel hooks for my girls cost a total…

Oatmeal Grain Sack Pillows

Estate sales are my new favorite place to shop.  It’s a bit of an addiction, I think.  Over the summer, I picked up these grain sacks from an estate sale…

DIY Animal Hooks

This was a fun project.  It makes me smile every time I walk through the “middle room”, “office”, “extra-large hallway”, “whatever you want to call this room”.  Recently, this room…

Buffet Refreshed into Toy Storage with Milk Paint

With two little girls and a house that’s on the small side, I need to be creative with my organization and storage.  I’ve found that making kids’ toys look nice…

3 Types of Distressing Techniques

I’ve been reading and experimenting a lot lately with different painting techniques, and I thought the best way to truly compare them would be to try to use each one…

Painting Chalkboard Paint on Glass

I try to avoid using paint on glass unless it’s glass paint, because latex and acrylic paint chips and washes off easily.    Because there are so many uses for…

DIY Ribbon Holder

It’s the 15th of October, but this is only my 13th post.  Yep, I’m behind, but I’m not quitting yet.  I’ll keep posting during this 31 day challenge and if…

Chippy Painted Antique Children’s Chairs

I love thinking about how many little butts have sat in these chairs.  As expected, they were quite worn and smattered with other signs of age like discoloration and little…

The Best Way to Clean Hardware

I love to use original hardware on furniture pieces, but with years of use, grime and tarnish build up and the hardware takes on a dark, dirty look.  There are…

The Natural Way to Remove Oil-Based Paint from Your Hands

I always cringe a little inside when I read that people throw away their paint brushes when they use oil-based paint.  Yes, it is not as easy to clean up…

DIY Painted School House Light

I’ve been drooling over this light for a long time, but no matter how much I love it, I just can’t justify the price tag. Contemporary Ceiling Lighting by Titusville…

Ceiling Fan Update

This project couldn’t get any easier; I didn’t even need to remove the fan from the ceiling!  Although ceiling fans aren’t the most aesthetically appealing fixtures in a room, they…

The Best Primers for Painting Furniture

I’ll admit it, I’m a big fan of primer.  Yes, it adds an extra step to any sort of paining project, but I’ve always found it to be well worth…

Diamond Patterned Wooden Crate

One of my very best friends is having her first baby.  All those little items are definitely necessities, but not the most exciting gifts to give, or open.  My friends…

Grandpa’s Dresser Gets a Facelift

My grandparents left behind some wonderful pieces of furniture.  Although I don’t remember these pieces in their home, when I open the drawers, it still smells like Grandpa.  We had…

Picture Frame Gallery Wall

I love painting wooden picture frames.  They allow me experiment with different painting techniques with no pressure.  If I mess one up, it’s easy and quick to paint over, far…

Updating a Metal Filing Cabinet

I was on the hunt for a cheap, but sturdy, metal filing cabinet for a couple of months.  I didn’t want to pay more than $10 for it.  After months…

 

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